Terror lawyer bribe probe dropped

Police have dropped a bribery probe into one of the leading UK lawyers who represents terrorism suspects. Mudassar Arani was accused of sending cash to a defendant whom she did not represent in the 21 July London trial. The solicitor, who had represented three of the failed bombers, now jailed, denied pressuring another defendant to change his story. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said there was insufficient evidence to continue investigating the claim. The force said it had been asked in August 2007 to look into allegations made during the trial of the six men accused of organising and perpetrating the botched London suicide bombings of 21 July 2005. “The Specialist Crime Directorate has scoped the allegations and reviewed the material that came out of the trial,” said the statement. “As a result the Metropolitan Police Service has decided that there is insufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation and therefore will be taking no further action in connection with this matter.”

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